United Kingdom - Passport & Nationality - British Citizenship by Triple Descent (Federal Dissolution)
This solution is created when a parent was born between 01.03.1958 and 31.12.1963 in Zambia (then Northern Rhodesia) and Malawi (then Nyasaland) at a time when these territories formed part of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. Those who were Federal Citizens and did NOT become Citizens of Southern Rhodesia on dissolution of the Federation can, in certain circumstances, pass Citizenship to children born after 01.01.1983 where the families are otherwise connected to the UK through more distant ancestry.
Very broadly, it covers a candidate who meets the following criteria:
- Born anywhere;
- Born after 01.01.1983;
- Has a parent born in Northern Rhodesia or Nyasaland (the two areas of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, but EXCLUDING Southern Rhodesia) between 01.03.1958 and 31.12.1963;
- The relevant grandfather (so the father of the relevant parent born as per above) born OUTSIDE of the UK (i.e. NOT born in the UK);
- The relevant grandmother (the mother of the relevant person born as per above) born in the UK; AND
- The relevant grandfather’s father born in the UK or any territory that was a Colony, Protectorate or Protected State as of 01.01.1964.